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Rebecca "Becky" Ann Rogers

March 29, 1937 — January 25, 2024

Becky passed away peacefully early on the morning of January 25, 2024. Becky was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 29, 1937, to Orrin Willard Spainhower and Bessie Marie Loveless.

Becky grew up in Salt Lake City graduating with the South High School class of 1955. She attended the University of Utah but left to pursue a job as a flight attendant with Western Airlines. Becky loved to travel and see unfamiliar places and experience new cultures. She met Elmerae “Ray” Rogers and the two married on September 1, 1961. Together they raised Ray’s son, Steven, moving from Denver, Colorado, to Lincoln, Nebraska, to Palatine, Illinois, to Muskegon, Michigan. Ray worked his career for the Brunswick Corporation while Becky worked in real estate. Along the way they traveled regularly whether by air or R.V. Becky especially enjoyed their visits to Hong Kong and Taiwan. They made some lifelong friends through their adventures together.

Becky and Ray eventually retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas in 1991. They lived there together until Ray lost his lengthy battle with cancer in 2004. They had celebrated 43 marriage anniversaries, and Becky was unflagging in her love, care, and support of Ray to the end of his life.

Becky remained in the Village. She made so many close friends playing bridge and going to book club among her many activities. Becky loved playing bridge. She attained the level of Ruby Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League and grandmaster in duplicate bridge. She loved to travel to bridge tournaments and did so up until the last 18 months of her life.

Becky suffered a fall in early December 2022. Her friends and family came to her aid. After it was determined that she would need constant care her family moved her back to Utah. Becky received wonderful care from family and the amazing staff at Legacy House of Park Lane in Farmington, Utah. She was a strong, loyal, independent, and loving woman, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Orrin W. “Sonny” Spainhower; and her husband. She is survived by her son, Steven Rogers; her grandchildren Brad (Alyce) Rogers, Brent (Ashley) Rogers, and Brandice (Jasen) Herr; and her 8 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service in Becky’s honor will be held at Cedar Vale Cemetery in Hot Springs Village at 11 a.m. on March 29, 2024.    

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